Full disclosure that I don’t know James Clear (who’s post this is) from a hole in the ground and I cannot attest to the rest of his blog, but I can tell you that I read this post just when I needed it.
Martha Graham has this to say about comparing yourself to others: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”
I often think that quality and competition are related. I’m not competitive with others, I am however highly competitive with myself. What can I accomplish? What am I capable of? What I love about this quote and post is that it talks about allowing things to flow rather than judge or stop. Something that I think could apply to a variety of experiences in our professional lives. Have a read, have a think and I hope you feel like you’re being your best self today. Happy Saturday.